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21/02/2014

The achievements of the top performing BCom Accounting students at NMMU George Campus during the 2013 academic year was duly celebrated at the recent School of Accounting BCom Awards evening in partnership with SAICA and other prestigious accounting firms.

A total of 22 trophies were presented to students for attaining best performances in a variety of categories such as top year students, top students in the Accounting for Chartered Accounting programme, top students in the General Accounting programme; as well as top students in the Accounting for Chartered Accounting programme’s major modules – also known as the big five special awards.

BCom Accounting for Chartered Accounting graduate, Mauritz du Plessis, currently busy with his Honours degree at NMMU in Port Elizabeth, received four of the big five special awards for top student in Accounting, Taxation, Management Accounting and Financial Management; as well as another four trophies for top year student third year BCom Accounting, top Accounting student in the third year BCom Accounting programme and two Victor Ladorum awards for Management Accounting and Taxation.

Current third year student and NMMU VC Scholarship recipient, Francelise Maartens, received three trophies for top year student second year BCom Accounting, top Accounting student in the second year BCom Accounting programme and the award for the best student in Ethics and Corporate Governance.

Another NMMU VC Scholarship recipient and current second year student, Gizelle Potgieter, walked away with awards for top year student first year BCom Accounting and top Accounting student in the first year BCom Accounting programme.

Other recipients of trophies were: Ruan Grobbelaar (top student Auditing and Victor Ladorum award for Auditing), Divan Bouwer (top year student third year BCom General Accounting), Jessica van Rensburg (top year student second year BCom General Accounting), Angeline Thabethe (top year student first year BCom General Accounting), Nompumelelo Mtambo (top year student second year extended BCom Accounting & General Accounting), Luxolo Zim (top year student first year extended BCom Accounting & General Accounting), Mavis Mahlangu (top aspirant student second year BCom Accounting) and Anneke Smit (top aspirant student first year BCom Accounting).

As part of the evening’s celebrations students who achieved module distinctions (a massive 111 in total) during the 2013 academic year were honoured with a financial incentive from Deloitte and their names will also be captured on the Deloitte Roll of Honour:

Anneke Smit (11), Gizelle Potgieter (10), Joanne Smith (10), Francelise Maartens (7), Ruth Gil (7), Nompumelelo Mtambo (6), Luxolo Zim (5) Jacobus Nel (5), Annika Victor (5), Anika Botha (4), Angeline Thabethe (4), Lelethu Ralarala (3), Zanele Dlamini (3), Masiviwe Luyenge (3), Veronica Nocuze (2), Mauritz du Plessis (2), Mavis Mahlangu (2), Shaun Ridgway (2), Vuyisani Molwana (2), Salizwe Sameul (1), Runisha Davids (1), Natalie Klemm (1), Ivan van der Sijde (1), Lenisha Carelse (1), Ruan Grobbelaar (1), Willem Marais (1), Pumza Mdlatu (1), Johannes Matthee (1), Nomcedo Nkosi (1), Nasiphi Nyathela (1), Vincent Rabanka (1), Buhle Tshotsho (1), Danielle van der Merwe (1), Johannes Bouwer (1), Carisca van Jaarsveld (1), Benedict Bell (1) and Suzanne Smit (1).

Two additional special awards formed part of Deloitte’s involvement in the evening’s programme.

The award for the “most balanced” BCom Accounting student who, as voted by the students themselves, managed to achieve good balance between “work and play” went to Nasiphi Nyathela and Shaun Ridgway.

Photographs: (by Kelvin Saunders)

Top students

With 13 trophies among them out of a total of 22, the three top performing students were undoubtedly, Francelise Maartens (left), Gizelle Potgieter (middle) and Mauritz du Plessis (right). Standing proudly with them is Prof Quinton Johnson, Campus Principal NMMU George Campus (second to left) and Prof Frans Prinsloo, Director of the School of Accounting (second to right).

Special award 01

Nasiphi Nyathela receiving her special award from Deloitte’s Lushane Abrahams (left) and Andile Maseko (right) for the “most balanced” BCom Accounting student.

Special award 02

Shaun Ridgway receiving his special award from Deloitte’s Lushane Abrahams (left) and Andile Maseko (right) for the “most balanced” BCom Accounting student.

Roll of Honour

Deloitte’s Lushane Abrahams and Andile Maseko with some of the NMMU George BCom students who excelled in various categories/courses or who had obtained  module distinctions. The names of the latter will now appear on the Deloitte Roll of Honour.

Contact information
Ms Alet van Tonder
Manager: Marketing & Corporate Relations
Tel: 27 44 801 5098
alet.vantonder@mandela.ac.za